Do vaccines like MMR or TB tests affect Bone Marrow Biopsy findings?

Posted by doglover2 @doglover2, Mar 15 10:18am

I am a pre school teacher in a private school and have been asked to update TB. screening and MMR vaccine. I am
also just beginning to explore the reason for my elevated platelets. I have a Bone Marrow Biopsy scheduled in the next two weeks. Would those vaccines have any affect on the results?

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That would be a question for the hematologist/oncologist. Can you receive the vaccine(s) after the biopsy since it is only two weeks?


@doglover2 what an interesting question. I’d love to hear what your hematologist/oncologist says about that. Can you get back to us and let us know?


My platelets were normal until I started the Covid vaccines. I have talked with my oncologist and an MPN Specialist at a major research center. They do not think there is a connection, but I still wonder. I would like to know how to report this suspicion. I tried to share at the CDC website to no avail. Please send along suggestions for reporting. Has anyone else seen an increase in platelets after Covid shots? I've had all of the shots including Fall 2023, when it was followed by another platelet jump this spring. I am not doing the next Covid shot recommended last month for 65+. I also have the Jak2 mutation. I take HU 4x week, 500 mg each. I came to ET with no symptoms; just high platelets noted at my yearly physical.


There is a writable VAERS PDF form.

“The majority of reports to VAERS after COVID-19 vaccination have been non-serious adverse events. There are two ways to report an adverse event to VAERS: report online or report using a writable pdf form. If you need further assistance reporting to VAERS, please email or call 1-800-822-7967.”

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